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Louisiana Receives Waiver to Allow Purchase of "Hot Foods" with SNAP Benefits
September 04, 2020
Louisiana participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can use their benefits to purchase "hot" or prepared foods from authorized SNAP retailers during the month of September, following waiver approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).
Phone Line Set Up for Families Trying to Locate Laura Survivors in State-Provided Hotel Rooms
August 31, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is launching "Connect," a way for families to locate loved ones who evacuated from Hurricane Laura to state-provided hotel rooms.
Reception Center for Evacuees Seeking Shelter Opens at Alexandria MegaShelter
August 31, 2020
Reception Center for Laura Evacuees Moves to Alexandria MegaShelter
New Reception Center Opens for Evacuees Seeking Shelter
August 29, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is operating non-congregate shelters for evacuees from areas impacted by Hurricane Laura. Evacuees in need of shelter must go to the reception center to be placed at a hotel. Anyone who arrives directly at a hotel will not be admitted and will be required to go to the reception center.
Louisianans Encouraged to Make Registering for DSNAP Part of Hurricane Preparedness Game Plan
August 22, 2020
With hurricane season off to an active start, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is encouraging all Louisiana households who are not currently receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to make registering for Disaster SNAP (DSNAP) a part of their hurricane preparedness game plan – even if they have registered before.
DCFS Partners with LCTCS to Help SNAP Recipients Receive High-Demand Employment Training
August 12, 2020
08.12.2020 - The Louisiana Community & Technical College System (LCTCS) and Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, announced a partnership to help Louisiana recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits receive workforce training for high-demand jobs.
Supplemental SNAP Benefits, Other Changes Approved for August
July 28, 2020
07.28.2020 - Louisiana recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits who are not already receiving the maximum amount for their household size will receive supplements in August to bring them up to the max. This is the sixth consecutive month Louisiana SNAP recipients have been approved for added benefits as part of federal COVID-19 relief.
SNAP July 2020 Redeterminations Deadline Extended
July 15, 2020
Redeterminations had been waived for April, May and June, but the USDA is now requiring DCFS to resume interviews, redeterminations and simplified reports. There’s still time to complete your redetermination. The deadline has been extended to Friday, July 17th, but you must act now!
Inmar Intelligence’s New LifeInCheck™ EBT Processing Solution Launches in the State of Louisiana
June 29, 2020
06.29.20 - Inmar Intelligence, a data-driven technology-enabled services company, launched its new LifeInCheck™ EBT processing solution with the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services. This innovative web-based technology that focuses on security and scalability has begun processing EBT payments for roughly 680,000 Louisiana Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) households.
By Close of Application, Nearly 470,800 Louisiana Children Approved for P-EBT Program
June 16, 2020
Louisiana's online application for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program closed on June 15th with nearly 470,800 eligible children signed up to receive benefits to make up for the free and reduced-price meals children missed when school facilities closed to curb the spread of COVID-19.